BSc in Social Work


Program Description


  • Location: Lithuania, Klaipeda
  • Type: Bachelor, full-time
  • Nominal duration: 3.5 years (210 ECTS)
  • Study language: English
  • Awards: BSc (Bachelor of Social Sciences)
  • Tuition fee: €1600
  • Application fee: The Application fee for degree study programmes is for citizens of the EU member states or countries of the European Economic Area (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, and Azerbaijan), as well as those who have a permanent residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania: €55. For other students: €150. (Application fee is non-refundable).
  • Application deadline: June 30
  • Studies commence September 1

Bachelor of Social Work

The 21st century is not only an age of technologies; it is also an age of services. It is an age where social work remains of high relevance, as human contact and human support cannot be replaced by machines. If you are eager to reinforce your values, show the kindness of your heart, if you care about the well-being of society, or if you are keen on volunteering, social work is a profession for you.

The studies in the Bachelor's degree programme in Social Work at Klaipeda University last for 3,5 years. Students may choose one of the two offered specializations: Social Work in Community or Social Work in Health Care. The curriculum includes courses from the fields of psychology, medicine, sociology, management, philosophy, social policy, human rights, etc. Each specialization focuses on courses directly related to the chosen sphere. For students with specific interests, the programme offers courses such as dolphin-assisted therapy, social-occupational therapy and social work with refugees, or supervision. Strong emphasis is placed on students’ practical skills: social work studies have four periods of internships.

Career options

After completing the studies of Social Work at KU, students will have the following career options: social work in the community, in the system of social care, in the system of health care, or in educational, legal, and non-governmental institutions.


PETER AKHIGBE AHONSI: “The experience was very good. I learned a lot from different staff members and different styles of teaching. I understood social work better. In Klaipeda University, the work stress is lower, we could communicate with teachers, we felt care, love, and understanding from them, they were helpful“.

MARIIA TSETHNEROVICH: “Social work studies helped me to socialize in Lithuania. I can better understand the main trends in Lithuanian social policy, economy, and legal issues. I have very good relationships with other students, I feel very comfortable“.

Why Klaipeda University?

  • Unique among its scientific research and studies in the marine field
  • European Union diploma recognized worldwide
  • A wide range of programmes
  • International studies in English
  • Young and rapidly growing
  • High-quality education for a reasonable price

Why Lithuania?

  • A member of the European Union
  • 93,4% have a secondary education. The most educated nation in Europe
  • 92% speak a foreign language (usually English, Russian or Germany)
  • 94% of foreign students recommend studying in Lithuania

Last updated Dec 2019

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About the School

Klaip?da University started its academic activities with three faculties (those of Marine Engineering, Pedagogy, and Humanities and Natural Sciences) and about 3,000 students.

Klaip?da University started its academic activities with three faculties (those of Marine Engineering, Pedagogy, and Humanities and Natural Sciences) and about 3,000 students. Read less